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Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center on 1992-07-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center on 1992-07-01

Topics Live concert

Touch Of Gray-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Stagger Lee, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Brown Eyed Women, Picasso Moon, Bird Song, Promised Land Saint Of Circumstance, Midnight Hour*, West L.A. Fadeaway*, Truckin'*-> Jam*-> Spoonful*-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Wharf Rat-> Turn On Your Love Light, E:Baba O'Riley-> E: Tomorrow Never Knows

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Buckeye Lake Music Center
Location Hebron, OH

Source preFM SBD > CM > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHNv3


preFM SBD > CM > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHNv3; d1 tracked for 80 min; some clipping; via Chris L.


Reviewer: rjr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2014
Subject: If I only had a brain
Had to comment on the Wizard of Oz song being played over the PA as we left. I can remember thinking, these guys are making fun of us...ha! I'm sure they thought it was funny.

I have an audience recording of this show- maybe from here- that caught the beginning of "If I only had a brain" before cutting out.
Reviewer: hoosierhead - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2013
Subject: Weirdness all around.
Boy does this show stick out in memory. To begin with, someone dosed me properly prior to the show, and while that isnt really a big deal, I had been trying to walk a cleaner line.

Fortunately, it was nothing new to me. The way I describe this show to others is that while they werent really kicking down the gems, or rarely heard, the rock and roll attitude was just a blast. It seemed everthing was lighthearted and roadhouse like UNTIL that freakin' Spoonful. Even the lights went red and violet and blue and dark in a way, and it seemed every damn junky inside the show either shot up or came out of the woodwork.

I always enjoyed Buckeye Lake because it was usually so laid back. That night, after that spoonful, it was just plain weird; from the medivac helicopter landing INSIDE the show, to the junkies falling all over themselves on the way out.

Phil, on the other hand was hitting what seemed subsonic tones, and the quadrophonic drums/space was brain melting. I remember the Wizard of Oz, and the fellows suspended above the stage during the encore.

The parking lot outside just got plain weird afterwards, and I remember thinking, "How in the hell did the Nitrous nazis get their tanks synced up like drums and space?" as I tried to get some shut eye.

All in all, decent show, considering it was my last for over a year, although, not my choice. it was always easier to go from Deercreek to Buckeye, than it was the other way around.....
Reviewer: dlpmot - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2013
Subject: buckeye 92
I will agree with those who felt bad vibes at this show, this was my third Buckeye show, 88 and 91. I think the issue starts with the number of people at this show. First, it was very hot, and i saw alot of folks who just had not really experienced a Dead concert. My brother and first wife went to this one, and perhaps i am comparing the crowd to Deer Creek where we went to both shows(i am from Indy, currently living in Florida)but from the "herding" of the patrons by the authorities, yes I remember people moooing getting across the road, to the number of drunken idiots who just didn't ever get it, it was totally different. in previous years, the crowd was much more in tune with the cosmos. I actually liked the set lists, but they may have played to accomodate Steve and James Cotton, harmonica.Does anyone remember the soundtrack to the wizard of oz at tne end of the show as you were leaving? You can tell in this show that Jerry and Vince had not yet begun to click like he did when Brent and Bruce were in the band. Plus it was at the end of the tour and Jerry would eventually become ill. Nevertheless, a good time, good sound, excellent drumz/space as usual, love the airhorn. Not the best show i ever went to, but not the worst either, and deadheads always appreciate a good effort.
Reviewer: bossology102 - - July 1, 2012
Subject: Truckin'
Phil drops a few nice bombs toward the end. It really makes it worth while.
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 14, 2012
Subject: decent show but real different vibe
i liked this show alot my fav of the summer even though Star Lake is like 15 minutes from my folks home i think this was the first year it really hit my that the music was on a downslide and the parking lot was filling up with more and more junkies and cons my last year of touring after 12 years good show music wise for 92 and good sound too especially the BirdSong i'm gonna have to give it 3 for playin 5 for recording so 4 overall stretching it
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2011
Subject: Not a bad show at a fun venue
I always had a good time at buckeye. Wandering the forested areas was surreal and the vibes were good (at least for me - I've heard others say otherwise).I'll never forget this show on Canada day... that was me walking around draped in the Canadian flag.
I remember the show itself as being fun but listening to it now, I give it one less star. The performances weren't spectacular; as one reviewer below stated below, Jerry's voice sounded 'frayed'. The set with Steve Miller and Norton Buffalo was kinda cool. I love the harp on West LA and the Spoonful is above par ( I liked it when the jam coaxed towards Smokestack at one point). The Truckin' was pretty odd with Bobby's weird phrasing of the lyrics and a I swear I heard a squeak-toy in there!
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2010
Subject: nice bobby sandwhich
6 Picasso Moon 06:31

8 Promised Land 05:04
9 Saint of Circumstance 09:34
10 In the Midnight Hour

great mix/sound
Reviewer: gr8ful1971 - - June 28, 2010
Subject: sorry wrong show
buckeye 94
Reviewer: Jeff Knorek from Nova Scotia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2010
Subject: more fun than allowed by Law...
Yup. That was us.

We were among the first to get in; the sound crew played the William Tell Overture as Heads raced down to the stage....meanwhile we casually strolled to the stack which was farthest from the stage (which looked to be, from our perspective, as big as a postage stamp held at arm's length). A hillock rose from the industrial high-lo which held the stack high in the air, and we walked up that hill until our sternums were on the same plane as the centre of that stack, about 15-20 yards.

Man was this show ever SONIC, and it remains my favorite show of 1992 in spite of all the technical problems and hurried post-space slot. OMG, did we dance and have fun...

That first set is stronger than I would have expected in this period of The Journey (even Picasso Moon sounds good!) my experience, I feel that a lame first set became the norm after 7/1/92.

The second set prior to drums is really interesting and frustrating all at once with Steve Miller and Norton Buffalo sitting in after the Saint see, for all the time that the roadies took to get the gear squared away after Saint someone forgot to plug in Steve Miller's mic (way to go guys)...on the bright side that Saint is so loud it will dry your hair, and that Smokestack Lightning with Steve Miller's input is fun fun fun...good ol' Blues.

Drums/Space are worth the download alone; the train noise moving from side to side in drums is midi but the horn is actually a five-chime Nathan air horn what Billy is wearing slung upon him like a guitar...the air compressor that the stage hands use to the power their air tools for the staging is what drove that sucker...Billy had to wear ear protection, and he did not have to mic it. Way, way cool.

After Space the show morphs into a hurried and inconsequntial muddle...oh well, you can't have it all, especially in 1992. But it was still...

...more fun than allowed by Law.

4 stars because the post-space part is so tepid; the rest of the show is a 5.
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2009
Subject: Cool show
Not the greatest, but worthy. Especially for 92. The Band goes back to basics for the last show of the tour. A laid-back and bluesy set 2, featuring a rare Midnight Hour. The Touch -> GSET is a good start. Stagger staggers a little, but Masterpiece is brilliant! A lazy BEW. Picasso. But they make up for it with a nice Bird Song (is there any other kind?) and a surprise Promised Land. Nice.

Second set is where it happens. Best of all (IMHO) is that there are no mediocre (or just bad) new tunes to upset the flow.
Reviewer: Grateful j - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2009
Subject: kickass show
This show for me was AMAZING,from beginning to end
the dead came out and did their thing.Drums and space was incredible,i remember at one time looking around at what looked like a million people and thinking "where in the f#ck am i" a total mind-blower,mixed with pleasant memories that will last forever!
Reviewer: ohio head - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2009
Subject: Great Show
91 Buckeye with the Femmes was my first show. What a long strange day. 92 was awesome as well. The scene in the woods between the two fields was one of the most bizarre things I have ever experienced. Met some really kind people. Good show. Got as close to the stage as I could...
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2008
Subject: Well being at the show was a blast, the soundboard not so much
Though solid, most of the music is average with a few exceptions. Bird Song has some very nice Jerry moments, the Baba O'Reilly into Tomorrow Never Knows is a lot of fun for the novelty of it all and the West LA Fadeaway where Steve Miller and his harmonica player sit in is enjoyable. Truckin' also has some nice energy but no real jam to speak of. The standout performance for me is drums and space with it's electronica version of a train cruising through stage left to stage right. I seem to remember it being quadraphonic at the show and it swirled around my head. Now that bit and the following Jerry midi excursions into the unknown were the only real mindblowing things about this show. It was a fun time to be sure and a beautiful day from what I remember, just a solid and not too remarkable show. It's worth a listen if you were there or if you are a fan of drums/space. Camping out and hearing the whoosh of nitrous tanks all night long was another experience I won't forget. This was my second to last show. Once again thanks to the Archive.
Reviewer: jazzkid - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2008
Subject: hell ya!
i had a fun time at this show...
me and my boys had all graduated high school
in early june and jumped on tour with
'no where else to go but just to hang around'
like many people, we missed steve miller opener
but liked what steve and his harp player did
on West LA Fadeaway.
a very memorable show because i believe this was
the last east coast show and me and my guitar
player decided to head out to Colorado for our
first Rainbow Gathering.
not a great show or year for the dead
in my opinion, (i loved the year before with
bruce hornsby)
but still good times locked in attics of my mind
Reviewer: BryanE - - February 17, 2008
Subject: C'mon, It Wasn't THAT Bad Of A Time, Was It?
LIKE the sound on this!

I dunno bout y'all, but I had fun. And the band did, too, especially with The Joker and Snortin' Norton Buffalo during the second set.

See the guy who was handing out miniature peanut butter cups in the parking lot after the show? That was me. You're welcome.
Reviewer: Sollipsist - favoritefavorite - January 11, 2008
Subject: when it all turned sour
I agree 100% with the "creepy vibes" idea...there was something not right about everything that had to do with this show. Maybe some of it was just my karma catching up with me...I'd just seen my hometown Rich Stadium show a month before with my girlfriend, now wife, and that was a magical memorable night. Then I was stupid enough to let these three girls con me into driving to this show...I fooled around with one of them (she turned out to be underage, even) and I barely knew the others, they didn't strike me as big fans...a lot of the people outside seemed strange and not that friendly...I met a kid that I'd known a few years before who'd been a stupid rude punk and suddenly he'd grown dreadlocks and jumped on the bandwagon...I didn't get in, but the sound was nice and loud so I could hear enough to think they were just kinda going through the motions...I spent most of the night playing guitar in the lot, feeling lost and alone, while some creepy hick teens hung car started to break down as we left; where I pulled off the highway, the first thing we saw was this big dark cemetery...the girls started freaking out, but I got the car running again...only to have it go completely as we were passing Cleveland; we were stranded in the nastiest part of town late that night with barely a dime, and the girls were nothing but a hassle the whole time. Everything in my life was a lot less bright and fun after this show, and we all know what happened to Jerry. My friends have played me tapes of decent shows after this, and I regret that I didn't see the band at least one more time before the end, but it had all gone sour for me- my youth and the Dead at the same time...
Reviewer: Morgan12345 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 4, 2007
Subject: My only Dead concert and was a trip
Like others, I don`t remember a flute player. Maybe in the audience but, not on stage.

Estimites where saying there where over 70,000 people ( some as high as 90,000 but I don`t believe that ) there and considered a record attendance at the time for a Buckeye Lake Concert. Being there, it wouldn`t surprise me. Wall to wall people everywhere. May still be a record attendance.

I agree it was kind of a creepy vibe that night. One security man got sprayed in the eyes with a LSD and had to be choppered out to the hospitol for observation. One fellow I remember was naked in a fetal postion and wrapped himself around a security mans leg. His girlfriend pleaded saying, " Don`t arrest him! Don`t arrest him! Where from Los Angeles! "

Another guy came up to me and kept saying " Yeah man, yeah man, yeah man " over and over again.

Near the beginning of the second set, a group of hippies formed a circle around my brother and I and started doing an impromptu dance and going around in a counter-clockwise motion. Free entertainment. Hope it was a good luck dance.

There where other odd experiences and glad I was there at least. Something peculiar about that concert and one I`m sure I`ll remember for a long time. A memorable night for sure.
Reviewer: August W - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 19, 2007
Subject: My First show
Strangely, I can remember it like it was yesterday. A buddy and I got split up from our group, but somehow found an entirely different group of friends we didn't plan on seeing right before the show started. Man, really takes me back...
Reviewer: zerothehero - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2007
Subject: there was a guy with a flute
I also was near the front and there was a guy playing along with a flute. If I remember correctly security came and made him stop. There was a bad vibe but I enjoyed the show and got some great fungus for the fourth.:)
Reviewer: JerryInaPouch - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2007
Subject: To the two reviewers below:
Burn in hell.

Jerry will always live on. And if not, you've got Ratdog (just saw them- awesome) and Phil and Friends. As far as the atmosphere goes: I worked many-a-shows at Buckeye Lake, not just the dead. But I tell you what: compare THIS crowd to a margaritiville crowd (ala Jimmy Buffett) and let me tell you what; I'll take the dead crowd any day. We saved SO MUCH MONEY not having to hire extra security- however, we DID have to hire extra medical hands and we had quite a few first aid tents (those of you there surely remember)- to take care of the "occasional flip-outs", etc. I'd have to honestly say that we were top five if not top three in terms of the venues that took care of our patrons. Any questions on this please email me I'll square ya away:


Reviewer: dedmon - - September 5, 2007
Subject: DEAD!!!
jerry is dead may-on, learn to live with it!
Reviewer: MC J-Me - - September 3, 2007
Subject: this is why drugs are bad
because ppl on them think the grateful dead were actually a good band.
Reviewer: Trevor tnt Toll - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 3, 2007
Subject: Every Tour Ends
This was the end of my first summer east coast tour and let me tell you the experience i gathered along the way was enormous. The people were great i sold guatamala clothes and made 5gs U.S what a great summer job. This show represents a very special time in my life that i would love to go visit anytime. The rolling hills parking lot and the true nature of general admission makes this show an awesome end to summer, love steve miller in midnight hour. See you in the spring 93 at the Rosemont............... Chi town.......
This is 37 out of 105 shows. wow i really miss tour.
Reviewer: robmedicktattoo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2007
Subject: my first show
I was in the core of the audience. I had a psychedelic experience just by being in that crowd. During Drums there was that tinging noise here and there and it didn't make sense till that spotlight shined down the middle of the crowd and it felt like a train came out of the stage. That is one of the most memorable experiences of my life!
Reviewer: northstar dead - favoritefavorite - July 29, 2007
Subject: fair to midland
Overall, this show is a snoozer. I was there this night. I caught 5 shows that summer, the best imo being RFK.
I agree with other poster @ the 91' show. That was HOT.
Reviewer: World2Give - - July 29, 2007
Subject: "God bless the Grateful Dead!!!"
That is what some crazy old guy dressed in a white gown, wearing a hospital bracelet kept screaming near us in the tapers as we awaited the start of the first set... fortunatly for us and everyone around (as well as our recordings) he had enough respect to cease that practice just as the band took the stage and began tuning...
I thought this was a hot show despite all the P.A. problems- one of the worst being when stevie was singing away during midnight hour and his microphone was not working.... Oh how I miss the GD era of my life but the memories will live on forever.
Reviewer: LongGoneDaddy - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, 2007
Subject: hindsite
Dead Circus, Ohio Style! The long lines syphoning us in and out of the show (MOO!!), missed Steve Miller cuz a big balloon made me fall down for a while. Brought my friend, Stan the Man, it was his first show, and in the good spirit of things busted out his harmonica (I think in the first set) and I almost tackled him to make him stop! So, yeah, you may have heard a brief harmonica somewhere, but it wouldn't have made it on the recording I think...we were no where near the tapers. Lovelight had great images projected, and encores rocked....Ohio is indeed the Teenage Wasteland! (oh yeah...Captain Johnny Freedom and his extra smelly ride home (put those shoes back on, brother!!!)
Reviewer: deadtrip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2006
Subject: This was an AMAZING SHOW!!
I was at this show, and do not know what these other people are talking about in their reviews. THIS WAS AN AMAZING NIGHT with the Greatful Dead. There was most certainly not a flute player during the first set. I am sure of this, as I was about 20 feet in front of the soundboard center stage for the entire show. Have you not heard of Jerry Garcia and midi? The first set was incredibly tight. The second set was not the longest ever, but it was one of those nights were the second set was like one long piece of classical music with each song being a different movement. Buckeye Lake has a special feel and sound to it, and the Greatful tapped right into that on July 1, 1992.

This is one of those nights were the Greatful was able to take their fans (crowd) on a mini-vacation from the time they hit the stage
Reviewer: diamondking - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2006
Subject: ok show - great time
This show is ok, gets better as the show goes on. Masterpiece is good, but the memories of going to this show when I was 19 years old are better. I remember calling the 2nd set West LA. What a great time, wish I could go back.
Reviewer: fathertoad - favoritefavorite - March 2, 2006
Subject: i left this show
sorry i left this show before the first set was over .jerry looked tired and the band sounded like they were flogging a dead horse and this tape sounds like it. it was the end of the tour and they knew it . so did the crowd or not? lousy sound and 7 dollar cups of old milwaukes .the lot had my choice of brew and i could dance for their was none inside .no love here.not even in the campground the night before.this is only the second show that i walked out of. i guess i already had what i came for at this one.cowtown blues .this was the first time i had been here since 1989 and was the last time i ever visited the area .it left such a bad coppery taste in my mouth.
Reviewer: lobster12 - favoritefavorite - November 4, 2005
Subject: flute player
Flute player? maybe they were at a Jethro Tull concert.

I have the second set and find it sort of flat, not to mention I'm not that crazy about the set list. 2 stars for the time being until I can listen to set one. Based on other reviews, it seems pretty good.
Reviewer: dmilks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2005
Subject: 7/1/92
What a great end to the Midwest and East Coast Summer tour. Great second set. Not quite as hot as the 91 show here, but still very enjoyable. In regards to a previous review, I was there and there wasn't any flute player with the Dead during the 1st set.....Maybe that reviewer was referring to someone in the crowd..??..
Reviewer: deadtracker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2005
Subject: Tight First Set
Listening to this show seems different from my memory of having been at the show. Being at the show was great, and everything sounded great at the show, but it just seemed much longer than this download. There were ALOT of people here. Those who have been at a Buckeye Lake show know what that means....its just an open field. Anyway, this recording is perfect. And it does capture what I remember about the first set- it was tight. I love the Brown-Eyed Woman. If you are looking for long jamming versions, this isn't the show. This is more like the show you give to the friend you are trying to convert. At least the first set. The songs really are that tight. The second set gets a bit lost for awhile, but Jerry comes on strong on Wharf Rat.....This was the Dead in the early '90s. Its worth a download.
Reviewer: JShields - favoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: This recording sounds better than I remember the show!
I actually like this seed. It sounds pretty nice...I was at this show and I almost left...the vibe was that bad IMHO. First off...a buddy and me hi-tailed it to the front when the gates were open...laid down a nice blankee...once the opener(Steve Miller) came on...we started getting crushed by was hot I felt like I was at an Aerosmith show...not a Dead concert. Some chick came stumbling by me stoned and naked and was escorted via the stage by a bouncer...let's see...Steve Miller sounded pretty bad...all of the speakers cut out on "Fly Like an Eagle"...I like Steve Miller but this night it was bad. Cut to the chase...the Dead came on and some fool was playing a flute along with Touch of Grey...the big problem was he couldn't play...actually...he played along the entire first set. I lost my shoes somewhere druing this show and had to drive to Florida barefooted...oh me the sound was awful...the music was borderlined boring and the people were rude.
Just my five cents.
Giving it 2 stars and 3 foohees just cause I can.
Reviewer: stealthhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2004
Subject: wow........
great show.....Jerry's voice a bit frayed, but a really hot second set, especially West L.A., and just a keeper........really great jamming with the guest on harmonica..and the keyboards are rocking...and yes, the sound quality is phenomenal
Reviewer: Garcia87 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2004
Subject: Good '92 show
This is a pretty good show considering its that last before Jerry got sick. Good recording it's nice and crisp. Worth the DL.
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